Marie Dounka's brother offered her support and advice, which gave her the courage and confidence to start her career. She tells her story in the third blog from our Female Voices from Niger series.
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Young Karl Vekins was just 16 when he skipped school for the adventure of a lifetime on-board Ireland’s first major aid mission to a famine and war-torn region in Africa.
The death toll from the ebola virus disease epidemic, now in three capital cities and spreading, stands at 1,841 as of 31 August. The current west African outbreak, which was first diagnosed in Guinea in February, has since spread to Liberia, Sierra Leone, Nigeria and Senegal.